Leave no child behind…

the natural
Some NYC 3rd graders are going thru some real changes these past few weeks. They have been studying hard for the new standardized tests that the Bored of Education is implementing. If these young students dont receive a mean score of 70 percent they will be held back to repeat the 3rd grade again.

now I don’t agree with social promotion, because it really doesnt work. There are way too many folks running around without learning some of the minimal tools that help to process info correctly. I don’t blame the teachers either because NO ONE can teach a class of 35 of today’s crackhead A.D.D. third graders. But the Bored of Education has outdone itself with this current standardized exam. My only logical rationale is that the Chancellor’s aim is to disenchant these youngsters by holding them back thereby cementing another generation of under-acheiving, under-believing kids.

Ma Dukes is a veteran teacher in the system and she let me see a copy of the exam. I copied a few questions. If you are a real education gangsta, reply to me with the answers!

1. Pizza, not a common dish in America before the 1950s, is now a ——– presence in cities everywhere.

(A) ubiquitous
(B) rarified
(C) convalescent
(D) transient
(E) denigrated

2. A boy is 4 years old and his sister is three times as old as he is. When the boy is 12 years old, how old will his sister be?

(A) 16
(B) 20
(C) 24
(D) 28
(E) 32

3. If you rearrange the letters “ANLDEGN,” you would have the name of a(n):

(A) Ocean
(B) Country
(C) State
(D) City
(E) Animal

4. Two girls caught 25 frogs. Lisa caught four times as many as Jen did. How many frogs did Jen catch?

(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 8
(D) 10
(E) 15

I’m no genius, but there are three words that come to my mind that I’d like to spell for these 3rd graders…

Y – O – U – – A – R – E – – F – U – C – K – E – D ! ! !

2 Responses to “Leave no child behind…”

  1. Bill Compton says:

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

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